“The federal government on Thursday began making good on its promise to cut off all funding for the Texas Medicare Women’s Health Program amid an escalating fight over the state’s ban on funding for clinics affiliated with abortion providers,” the Washington Post is reporting.
“In a letter to state officials, Cindy Mann, director of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said her agency regretted the move.
“We had hoped not to be at this point. But, unfortunately, as we’ve made clear to the state at all points in this process, we don’t have a choice,” Mann said on a conference call with reporters after sending the letter.
“’Medicaid law is clear,’ she said. ‘Patients, not state government officials, are able to choose the doctor and health care providers that are best for them and their family.”
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